Human Rights CSR News

CIT Donates Two Million Meals to Fight Hunger

In response to unprecedented need, CIT doubled its annual commitment
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NEW YORK – December 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ – CIT Group Inc’s (NYSE: CIT) annual partnership with Feeding America® has helped provide Two Million Meals to people in need this holiday season. With the support of its customers, employees and followers, the company brought awareness to the pressing issue of food insecurity across the country. 

Responsible Business Alliance Launches Worker Voice Platform

New tools include worker surveys, audit support, mobile learning, and grievance reporting
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., December 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced the launch of its worker voice platform to help members and their suppliers improve conditions in their international supply chains by giving workers more ways to provide feedback and learn important professional and personal skills while providing companies with greater visibility into facilities.

International Paper Global Cellulose Fibers Business Donates 1,000 Feminine Hygiene Kits to Combat Period Poverty

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Each year, more than 40 million women and girls around the world are affected by period poverty – the lack of access to sanitary products, feminine hygiene education, toilets, handwashing facilities or waste management during menstrual cycles. Period poverty is a global issue that creates health risks, contributes to truancy in school and can lead to feelings of shame and fear.

VF Corporation Stands Up for Human Rights, Endorses the United Nations Global Compact and the Women's Empowerment Principles

On Human Rights Day, VF reaffirms commitment to people and planet with a lens on a stronger recovery after Covid-19
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DENVER, December 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC), a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear, and accessories, today announced its commitment to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and the Women’s Empowerment Principles.

Now Is the Time to Stand Up for Human Rights

Call for improved transparency on business respect for human rights
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As the world marks Human Rights Day, the widening societal inequalities brought into focus by the pandemic are a stark reminder of the action needed to advance human rights. The role that companies play, in terms of understanding how their behavior contributes towards respect for human rights, is therefore crucial.

Human Rights: A Year of Challenges, Progress and More Work to Do

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At the center of our human rights policy is a belief in the principles of equality, equity and non-discrimination and a commitment to treating all individuals with respect, dignity and kindness. On Human Rights Day we want to take a moment to look back at the progress we’ve made in 2020 and what’s to come in the year ahead. 

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Scotiabank Commits to Mentoring LBGT+ Refugees With Tent and HRC

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Yesterday, Tent Partnership for Refugees and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation held the first North American Business Summit for LGBTQ Refugees, where they announced that multiple organizations including Scotiabank have 

Giving Tuesday: Every Mile Makes a Difference

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FORT WORTH, Texas — At American Airlines, our purpose is to care for people on life’s journey — and that extends to our team members, customers and the communities we serve across our global network. This Giving Tuesday, American joins forces with its national nonprofit partners for an opportunity to donate AAdvantage® miles to those who need it most.

Google Celebrates Transgender Awareness Week

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From November 13th to the 19th we observed Transgender Awareness Week – a time used to elevate transgender voices, build awareness and call attention to the many challenges transgender individuals face.

'Talking About Racism Isn't Brain Surgery - It's Harder'

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“You are going into the land of your Ancestors. Do not be afraid. They are waiting for you.” These were the words my Kaach.ádi clan Elder, Kaanak Ruth Demmert (PDF), spoke to us as we began our eight-day yaakw (canoe) journey from Kéex’ Kwáan, our community of Kake, to Juneau, Alaska. I had no idea what was going to happen, but I knew I needed to do it.

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